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Meet the GitLab Heroes

The 89 GitLab Heroes are members of the wider GitLab community who make outstanding contributions to GitLab and our community around the globe.

Ben Bodenmiller

Ben Bodenmiller

Riverside, CA, USA

Core Team member

Jacopo Beschi

Jacopo Beschi

Brescia, Italy

Core Team member

Takuya Noguchi

Takuya Noguchi

Tokyo, Japan

Core Team member

Abubakar Sadiq Hassan

Abubakar Sadiq Hassan

Bauchi, Nigeria

GitLab Hero

Taisuke 'Jeff' Inoue

Taisuke 'Jeff' Inoue

Tokyo, Japan

GitLab Hero

Adrian Moisey

Adrian Moisey

Cape Town, South Africa

GitLab Hero

Adrian is a Systems Engineer at SalesLoft. He is involved with the DevOps scene in Cape Town, organises meetups and is active on the local ZATech slack group.
Rachid Zarouali

Rachid Zarouali

Lyon, France

GitLab Hero

Docker Captain, Microsoft MVP Azure, Cloud architect and Opensource addict
Yogi

Yogi

Tamil Nadu, India

GitLab Hero

Full Stack Developer and Open-source enthusiast
Jean-Yves Gastaud

Jean-Yves Gastaud

Lyon, France

GitLab Hero

Business Unit Manager at Clever Age, DevOps and JAMStack fan
Kevin Crawley

Kevin Crawley

Nashville, United States

GitLab Hero

Docker Captain, SRE + DevOps at Single Music, and Technologist at Instana
Philipp Westphalen

Philipp Westphalen

Hamburg, Germany

GitLab Hero

Passionate Software Developer, interest in DevOps automation and fall in love with GitLab CI
Mario García

Mario García

Tapachula, Mexico

GitLab Hero

FOSS Enthusiast | Speaker | Mozilla Reps | Python & Rust Dev | GitLab Hero
Mark Downey

Mark Downey

Virginia, United States

GitLab Hero

Sr Manager at Genworth | Tech Enthusiast
Marshall Cottrell

Marshall Cottrell

Nashville, United States

GitLab Hero

Lead Engineer of the Platform Team at MRI Technologies, a woman-owned small business contractor for NASA
Sean Corkum

Sean Corkum

Milwaukee, USA

GitLab Hero

Sr. Software Engineer who is passionate about bleeding edge tech, blazing fast automated pipelines, and cloud-native projects.
Darwin Sanoy

Darwin Sanoy

Philadelphia, USA

GitLab Hero

The Village Cloudsmith - At The Flaming Forge Of The Cloud
Michel Engelen

Michel Engelen

Zeven, Germany

GitLab Hero

Senior Software Engineer at diva-e | JavaScript & nodeJS addict | Nerdic
Mike Nick

Mike Nick

Milwaukee, USA

GitLab Hero

Engineer who enjoys moving actual boulders as well as the metaphorical kind
Kyle Persohn

Kyle Persohn

Milwaukee, United States

GitLab Hero

Software Engineer | DIYer | GitLab enthusiast, especially CICD/Runners
Manuel Grabowski

Manuel Grabowski

Passau, Germany

GitLab Hero

WebOps Engineer, Developer
Onose Oghenevwogaga

Onose Oghenevwogaga

Warri, Nigeria

GitLab Hero

Country Organizer, GitLab Nigeria Community
Nico Meisenzahl

Nico Meisenzahl

Rosenheim, Germany

GitLab Hero

Senior Consultant, speaker & blogger. Loves DevOps & K8s
Riccardo Padovani

Riccardo Padovani

Munich, Germany

GitLab Hero

Solutions Architect with a strong passion for FOSS
Frank Ford

Frank Ford

Virginia, United States

GitLab Hero

Application Development Manager, Genworth
Simone D'Avico

Simone D'Avico

Lugano, Switzerland

GitLab Hero

Software Engineer | FP fanboy | Incurable optimist
James Tharpe

James Tharpe

Atlanta, GA, USA

GitLab Hero

Dad, software engineering generalist, armchair philosopher
Alex Viscreanu

Alex Viscreanu

Brno, Czech Republic

GitLab Hero

Platform engineer, devops but more dev than ops
Cory Zibell

Cory Zibell

New Haven, CT, USA

GitLab Hero

Tech Lead | Extropian
Max Wittig

Max Wittig

Lucerne, Switzerland

GitLab Hero

DevOps Engineer with a strong passion for open source software, interested in upcoming technologies
Will Hall

Will Hall

Cambridge/London, UK

GitLab Hero

DevOps Consultant, Speaker and Contributor - guitarist and dad.
Rouineb Hama

Rouineb Hama

Paris, France

GitLab Hero

DevOps Engineer, Big Data passionate, loves sharing knowledge and talking about technology
Zach Dunn

Zach Dunn

Washington, DC, USA

GitLab Hero

Dad, Herder of Trolls, Builder of Clouds - In that order
Yannick Siewe

Yannick Siewe

Essen, Germany

GitLab Hero

DevOps Specialist / MultiCloud Engineer, Meetup and Conference Speaker - open source contributor.
J. Manrique López de la Fuente

J. Manrique López de la Fuente

Madrid, Spain

GitLab Hero

Bilbaino born in Gijon, living in Fuenla, and working in Bitergia. Open Source, Community, Surf, and my family passionate
Nicolas Fränkel

Nicolas Fränkel

Geneva, Switzerland

GitLab Hero

Developer Advocate, Conference Speaker, Java Geek, Blog & Book Author
Samuel Alfageme

Samuel Alfageme

Valladolid, Spain

GitLab Hero

DevOps | SRE aficionado | FOSS advocate
Christophe Chaudier

Christophe Chaudier

Saint-Étienne, France

GitLab Hero

DevOps and Continuous Delivery Specialist, Community Leader of "Les Compagnons du DevOps" and creator of Froggit.fr
Roger Meier

Roger Meier

Greifensee, Switzerland

GitLab Hero

Principal Key Expert, Coder, Open Source Enthusiast | Siemens
Fred Zind

Fred Zind

Lyon, France

GitLab Hero

Happy human, junior developper, vebose free software enthousiast, snake charmer mechanic
Matt Smith

Matt Smith

Manchester, UK

GitLab Hero

Software Engineer Lead & Insufferable Know-It-All
Fabio Huser

Fabio Huser

Zug, Switzerland

GitLab Hero

Software Architect, Foolstack Developer, OpenSource Enthusiast
Artur Frysiak

Artur Frysiak

Wrocław, Poland

GitLab Hero

DevOps Engineer
Matteo Codogno

Matteo Codogno

Lugano, Switzerland

GitLab Hero

Tech Lead | Full stack tinkerer | Love to experiment with new technologies
Jason Mongaras

Jason Mongaras

Texas, United States

GitLab Hero

Software Architect | MultiCloud Engineer | Meetup Organizer - Austin
Marvin Karegyeya

Marvin Karegyeya

Kampala, Uganda

GitLab Hero

Software engineer | Web Enthusiast | Open Source Enthusiast
Tom West

Tom West

Sheffield/Leeds, United Kingdom

GitLab Hero

Solutions Architect | Dad | Data Analyst | Splunk Trust MVP
Aaron Brown

Aaron Brown

Denver, CO, United States

GitLab Hero

DevOps | Teaching | Leadership | Startups
Abel Adugam Ayuba

Abel Adugam Ayuba

Abuja, Nigeria

GitLab Hero

Android Developer | Tech Evangelist | Speaker | Travel | Foodie |
Anthony Sayre

Anthony Sayre

Denver, CO, United States

GitLab Hero

Teaching | Security Sales Engineering | FOSS Advocacy and Leadership
Katrin Leinweber

Katrin Leinweber

Hannover, Germany

GitLab Hero

Teach, translate, FLOSS advocate,
Solomon Rubin

Solomon Rubin

San Francisco, CA, United States

GitLab Hero

Software & Security Engineer | FOSS Advocate
Kenneth Ijama

Kenneth Ijama

Warri, Nigeria

GitLab Hero

Software developer | Tech Evangelist | Leadership | Solutions Architect | Think Tank
Giovanni Bucci

Giovanni Bucci

Munich, Germany

GitLab Hero

Started as backend developer, ended up being the whole IT department.
Piotr Kurpik

Piotr Kurpik

Wrocław, Poland

GitLab Hero

DevOps Engineer
Vladimir Roudakov

Vladimir Roudakov

Brisbane, Australia

GitLab Hero

Software architect at Tomato Elephant Studio. I run regular workshops on open source parojects such as Drupal, Gitlab and Bootstrap.
Bethan Vincent

Bethan Vincent

York, United Kingdom

GitLab Hero

Marketer | Indie Maker | Speaker
Benjamin Leggett

Benjamin Leggett

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

GitLab Hero

Principal SWE, T-Mobile
Mateusz Nowotyński

Mateusz Nowotyński

Kraków, Poland

GitLab Hero

Software engineer | Open Source Enthusiast
Mario Kleinsasser

Mario Kleinsasser

Spittal, Kärnten, Austria

GitLab Hero

SysOps | Cloud Architect | Speaker | Author | Open Source Enthusiast
Alejandro Mercado

Alejandro Mercado

Mexico City, Mexico

GitLab Hero

Web & Mobile Developer | WebOps | Technical Writer & Speaker | Dad
Carlos Eduardo Arango

Carlos Eduardo Arango

Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

GitLab Hero

Ci/CD | Containers | OpenShift | Open Source Advocate
Elad Leev

Elad Leev

Tel-Aviv, Israel

GitLab Hero

Platform Engineer
Rajendra Kadam

Rajendra Kadam

Mumbai, India

GitLab Hero

I want to help build the best DevOps tool in a single application
Cheng Wei Chen

Cheng Wei Chen

Taipei, Taiwan

GitLab Hero

DevOps Engineer | DevOps Taiwan Community and DevOpsDays Taipei Organizer (2017~2019) | Dad of two kids
Joost Evertse

Joost Evertse

The Hague, The Netherlands

GitLab Hero

DevOps engineer | CICD Academy guy | BBQ Ops
Roland Heusser

Roland Heusser

Bay Area, USA

GitLab Hero

technology evangelist, software engineer, ui/ux, design, dogs
David Nicholaeff

David Nicholaeff

Iacon, USA

GitLab Hero

I hack and break things with mathematical rigour.
Drew Malone

Drew Malone

Mid-Atlantic, USA

GitLab Hero

I automate things. A lot.
Diego Louzán

Diego Louzán

A Coruña, Spain

GitLab Hero

Senior Software Engineer
Utkarsh Gupta

Utkarsh Gupta

Delhi, India

GitLab Hero

Undergraduate Student | Open Source Advocate | Debian Developer
Ejiroghene Adeniyi

Ejiroghene Adeniyi

Warri, Nigeria

GitLab Hero

I am an Educationist & Tech Promoter
Fábio Matavelli

Fábio Matavelli

Lisbon, Portugal

GitLab Hero

DevOps Engineer | FOSS Enthusiast | Having fun with IoT
Peter Dave Hello

Peter Dave Hello

Taipei, Taiwan, ROC

GitLab Hero

Free & Open Source project user, enthusiast, contributor and maintainer.
Jean-Philippe Baconnais

Jean-Philippe Baconnais

Nantes, France

GitLab Hero

Tech Lead at Pôle emploi
Huss EL-Sheikh

Huss EL-Sheikh

London, United Kingdom

GitLab Hero

CTO & Co-founder at 9fin
Niclas Mietz

Niclas Mietz

Bochum, Germany

GitLab Hero

Cloud Engineer | Courious Hacker | Open Source User, Contributor & Maintainer
Irtiza Ali

Irtiza Ali

Islamabad, Pakistan

GitLab Hero

DevOps Engineer at Onebyte
Akanksha Bhasin

Akanksha Bhasin

New Delhi, India

GitLab Hero

Web Developer, Conversational Designer, Voice enthusiast, Community lead.
Alejandro Medina

Alejandro Medina

Bogotá, Colombia

GitLab Hero

Software Engineer | Tech Evangelist | SCM | CI/CD | GitOps
Chieh-Min Wang

Chieh-Min Wang

Taipei, Taiwan

GitLab Hero

Software Engineer | Open Source Enthusiast
Jean-Baptiste Martin

Jean-Baptiste Martin

Nantes, France

GitLab Hero

Tech Lead at Pôle emploi (French Ministry of Labour)
Mouson Chen

Mouson Chen

Taipei, Taiwan

GitLab Hero

Software Engineer | System Analyst | Open Source Enthusiast | Universal Design Enthusiast
Gaga Pan

Gaga Pan

Taipei, Taiwan

GitLab Hero

Taiwanese

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Heroes spotlight (Carlos Eduardo Arango)

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Heroes spotlight (Rajendra Kadam)

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Enhance Your Kubernetes CI/CD Pipelines

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Why we love virtual meetups

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